Massa Carrara and environs
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Marble: from the mountains to the museums
In the Apuan Alps, the spectacular marble quarries offer an evocative sight. This precious white stone has been quarried since Roman times. Since then, it has been used for all sorts of different purposes - from simple objects to more famous works of art and architecture. In the past, the blocks of marble were transported using an ancient manual technique called "lizzatura", which is
recalled each year thanks to the courage and skill of the last living "lizzatori". In the art studios of Carrara, at the Marble Museum and at open-
air exhibition, it is possible to learn at close quarters about the history and working of marble.
At Massa Carrara and environs, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.